KJZZ News

Arizona students to participate in earthquake drill
More than 35,000 Arizona school students will take part in a multistate earthquake drill on Thursday morning. People in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington will also take part in the drill.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor to have new chief of staff
Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff for Governor Jan Brewer, will be leaving the position to become President of the Arizona Board of Regents. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Klein first joined the Brewer Administration as Budget Director.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Grace facing felony DUI charges
Former Arizona Diamondbacks player and broadcaster Mark Grace faces felony charges in connection with his DUI arrest two months ago. The Maricopa County Attorney’s office announced the indictment Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley home prices flat last month; foreclosures down
A new report from ASU shows median home prices in the Phoenix area were flat between August and September, at $150,000. But, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, other numbers may provide reasons for optimism about the housing market.
Sept. 20, 2013
Finance filings show sheriffs race drawing in cash
With the general election just days away, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Democratic opponent has reached a fundraising peak, but is still dwarfed by the sheriff’s campaign account. According to the most recent campaign finance report, retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone has raised about $530,000 in total.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats make gains in Arizona legislature, but still minority
Democrats will still be in the minority when the state legislature comes back into session in January, but they appear to have picked up some seats in both the Arizona House and Senate. There will be more Democrats than there have been for the last two years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices down
Gas prices in Arizona have dropped more than a nickel in the past week. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: AAA-Arizona says gasoline is now six cents cheaper per gallon statewide.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama addresses immigration reform
Immigration reform is one of the top issues for President Barack Obama. Wednesday morning the president said comprehensive immigration reform must include border security, KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: One of the first questions at Wednesday’s news conference dealt with immigration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Secretary of State wants to improve, not scrap, Arizonas election system
As the ballot count wraps up in Arizona, Secretary of State Ken Bennett is getting ready to review the state’s election system and find ways to improve it -- but Bennett has made clear he doesn’t want to simply start over.
Sept. 20, 2013
Motorcycle club sues DPS, Coconino County Sheriffs office
A motorcycle club is suing the Department of Public Safety and the Coconino County Sheriff’s office for civil rights violations. The Sons of Hell club claim officers rousted them at gunpoint at a northern Arizona campsite last year where a man had just shot his wife and two others before taking his own life.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Dreamers views on immigration reform
Daniel Rodriguez of Somos America explains why he thinks the Senate-proposed Achieve Act isn't a serious attempt at immigration reform. Rodriguez says comprehensive reform is an important goal that will make young people like him, who were brought to the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu season hitting earlier this year
Texas is one of five states that's seen an increase in suspected flu cases so far this year. But, as KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports, that's not the case in other western states.The federal centers for disease control and prevention say Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana all have high levels of flu activity so far.
Sept. 20, 2013
SCOTUS wont hear Arizona partner benefits case
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its last orders of the year on Monday. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, Arizona’s attempt to block the state from cutting off benefits to partners of gay state employees will not be considered.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi students turn to solar, wind energy for greenhouses
Schools on reservation lands are turning to solar and wind power to both power classrooms and provide some teaching tools. At the Moencopi Day School, on the Hopi reservation near Tuba City, solar panels have been installed to heat and cool the greenhouse.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona population growth among highest in the country over last year
Arizona’s population was one of the fastest growing in the country over the last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new report also shows the south and west saw the biggest jumps in population over that time.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scutari and Lanning look back at 2012 in Arizona
Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak and Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona talk about the impactful stories of 2012 in Arizona--and they look beyond the results of November's elections.Scutari and Lanning tell KJZZ's Steve Goldstein about the improving business climate in the state, and they both think immigration reform is likely to happen soon--thanks, at least in part, to the Real Arizona Coalition's S.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fewer endangered wolves found dead
Four Mexican Gray Wolves were found killed in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico during 2012, fewer than in past years. Three of those endangered wolves were shot illegally.But federal officials say efforts to keep the wolves away from livestock may have helped reduce the number of wolves killed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale could slash $6 million, 64 jobs from budget
The new mayor of Glendale and the City Council meets today for the first time since election day. The council will vote on a proposal to cut the city’s budget. Glendale’s Mayor Elaine Scruggs and the City Council are expected to vote on a proposal to cut the city’s budget by $6 million.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona shelters ready for cold weather
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning for Maricopa and Pinal counties. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that means Valley homeless shelters are getting ready to provide more services.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Appeals Court: State must fund education inflation
The Arizona Court of Appeals says state lawmakers erred in not fully increasing funding for public schools, based on inflation. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Arizona voters in 2000 approved Proposition 301.
Sept. 20, 2013

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